Eagle Trail

Eagle Trail serves Scouts in the Pasadena school district.  All Scout leaders are invited to the monthly Roundtable meeting on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at South Main Baptist Church, 4300 E. Sam Houston Pkwy S, Pasadena, TX 77505, 2nd floor. 

Eagle Trail District Leadership                Eagle Trail District Calendar 

Eagle Trail District Award Nominations

Do you know a Scouter who …

Thrives on Planning Fun Programs?
Possesses Leadership Skills?
Team Player?
Has Vision?
Scout Spirit?
Great Attitude?
Leads by Example?
Good Communicator?
Servant Leader Attributes?
Lives by the Scout Oath and Law?
Makes a Difference with our Youth?

Nominate Scouters who have served Bayshore youth above and beyond the call of duty.  Nominations may be turned-in at May Roundtable on May 7, 2015 or to Debra Thompson. The deadline for submitting nominations is 5/7/15 at 9:00 pm.

Nomination Form

Eagle Trail District Dinner

May 8, 2015

The District Dinner is an opportunity to thank our district volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Eagle Trail District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized. All Scouters are invited. The dinner will be held at Sunset United Methodist Church. The meet and greet will be held at 6:30 pm and dinner and awards will begin at 7:00 pm. The cost is $15. Register by contacting Debra Thompson at 832-731-8701.

Bayshore District and Eagle Trail District Merger

Volunteers from Bayshore District and Eagle Trail District met on March 31, 2015 to discuss a proposed merger of the two districts. Download the PowerPoint slides from the meeting to find out additional details.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers who become involved in Scouting in order to share their skills and values with young people find learning, growth, and fulfillment in the experience. Studies show that volunteering in the Scouting Program has a positive impact in many areas of adult life including, Communication Skills, Relationship Skills, Survival and Outdoor Skills, Management and Leadership Skills. Read the Volunteer Outcomes Study conducted by Harris Interactive.

We rely on many dedicated volunteers to promote the Boy Scouts of America's mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. We have about 1,000 volunteers in Bayshore District and Eagle Trail District providing leadership and mentoring to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. Through the dedication of our many volunteers, we remain the foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training in America.

We are looking for volunteers to serve in leadership roles in our proposed new district and share in the positive experiences of the Scouting programs. Please let us know what areas you are interested in and that best match your strengths and abilities.

Sign up to Volunteer

Help Name Our New District

Bayshore District and Eagle Trail may be merging soon. Please submit suggests for names of for our proposed new district by May 7, 2015. Download the PowerPoint slides from the Town Hall meeting to find out additional details about the proposed merger.

Submit a name 


Scout Fair

Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:00am - 3:00pm at NRG Arena

At Scout Fair, Scouts of all ages converge to showcase their Scouting skills. Meet leaders and Scouts from your neighborhood. Sample the amazing dutch oven creations and other delicacies in the outdoor cooking area. Visit the midway with over 90 experts representing merit badges. Enjoy live entertainment on the center stage. Watch demonstrations, interact with participating booths from our community partners...pick up free offers. Scouts and the entire family will enjoy visiting hundreds of booths with fun activities and crafts, learning Scout skills, meeting new friends and tasting the delicious outdoor cooking. Bring comfortable shoes and your camera. Open to the public. Admission is free (parking is $10).

Scout Fair Page             Scout Fair Leader Page

Scout Fair Coupon Books are a brilliant way for units to raise money and prepare Scouts to earn their own way! The Scout Fair Coupon Book offers great savings for the buyer, while Scouts earn commissions for every $10 Coupon Book purchased. Buyers support the Scouting program while receiving over $600 in valuable savings from partners such as Kroger, Sonic, Bass Pro, Goodyear and more. All units receive a 30% base commission for each $10 Scout Fair Coupon Book sold, for funds turned in on or before April 18, 2015. Participate at Scout Fair, as either a service unit or booth participant, and earn an additional 10% commission. Service units must have a minimum of 50% of their registered youth participating to receive the additional commission. Units can also take advantage of early bird turn-in dates offering 5%, 3% and 1% additional bonus commissions. In addition, your Scouts will qualify for prizes once they sell 15 Coupon Books. Please refer to the Scout Fair prize brochure for prizes and sales levels. For questions, contact Debra Thompson.  The final Scout Fair Coupon Book turn-in will be April 18, 9:00 am - noon at Scout Fair (NRG Arena)

Scout Fair Program      Scout Fair Map

In the event of inclement weather on Scout Fair Day, no outside booths will be set up. Outside booth units will be given the week of April 20 – April 24 to close out their Scout Fair Coupon Book accounts. This extension is for outside booths only. Close out can be done at the front counter of the Cockrell Scout Center or arrangements can be made with your district executive. Inside booths and activities will continue rain or shine. If the outside activities have to be canceled, a message will posted at www.shac.org/scout-fair and on the council's Facebook page, no later than 8:00 am on Saturday.

Eagle Trail and Bayshore District Twilight Camp

June 8-12 from 4:30 - 9:00 pm at Lomax Arena (1508 1/2 Lomax Rd La Porte, TX 77571)

Twilight Camp is a council camp hosted by districts for Scouts entering 1st – 5th grade. Scouts earn rank advancements, learn new skills, play sports and games, make crafts, shoot BB guns and archery, but most of all have fun. Scouts can attend any district’s camp that best suits their schedule. Participants receive a t-shirt and patch.

The cost if $60 for Cub Scouts. Register by May 1, 2015 and get $5 off. A late fee is added after May 17, 2015. Lots of volunteers are needed to make camp a success, so please consider volunteering.  Adult volunteers can also register their non-Scouting children ages 3-5 (potty trained) or girls ages 6-13.   Boy Scouts and girls ages 14-17 can volunteer.

At camp, Cub Scouts will salute those heroes who help keep us safe and secure each and every day. Can only adults be heroes? Heroes are often ordinary kids who did something out of the ordinary! Sometimes a hero is obvious, the policeman who risks his life to protect us from violence or the fireman who pulls people out of burning buildings. Some people around us seem like regular people, but they are heroes because they used to be soldiers in the military and served our country to keep us free. Heroes are all around us. You never know when or where emergencies will arise. Scouting teaches us how to handle these situations. We don’t expect to get hurt, and don’t expect to need first aid, but we are prepared just in case. Do Your Best! One person can make a difference. One person who helps can change someone’s world. Maybe one day the hero will be you or your Cub Scout.

The State of Texas requires that every camp volunteer attend orientation training and have current classroom Youth Protection Training (YPT) certification (expires after 6/12/13. Both trainings will be offered:

- Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm at University Baptist Church Chapel (use entrance off of Middlebrook)
- Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 10:00 am at Deer Park United Methodist Church (1300 East 13th St, Deer Park 77535, in the gym)
- Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm at House of Prayer Lutheran Church (14045 Space Center Blvd, 77062).

Register for Twilight Camp

Houston Gives Charity Give Away Competition

The Sam Houston Area Council has a chance to win $50,000 in free advertising from the Houston Chronicle, but we need your help.  We need you to elect the Sam Houston Area Council as your favorite non-profit organization.

It is very easy.  All you have to do is click here and vote for the Boy Scouts of America as your favorite non-profit organization.  

You may vote once a day until April 19, 2015.  

Vote for Sam Houston Area Council


May 15-17, 2015 at Camp Brosig
May 29-31, 2015 at El Rancho Cima

SHAC Corps is an opportunity for troops and crews to give back to camp in the form of a day of service. The Order of the Arrow is leading this opportunity, but this service project is open to all Boy Scouts and Venturers. All you have to bring is your personal camp gear. Camp is providing the food and a special shoulder patch, that will only be available to those who provide service. Service projects will include creating new campsites and clearing new programs areas for activities, such as zip lines. Letters will be given to youth who need school service hours. Units or individual Arrowmen may register.

Spring is here Scouters, and you know what that means? It’s time to reach out to all of those potential Scouts and give them the opportunity to join Scouting.

Did you know that 46% of families have never been asked to join Scouting? Based on a recent national survey you can see how Scouts and families find out about an join a Scouting. 68% are asked by a Scout, friend, volunteer or the charter organization to join. What can we do during spring recruiting to ask the 46% who have never been asked to join?  

Packs are encouraged to hold spring recruiting events. For Cub Scouts, there is no better time to personally invite your son's friends to a meeting! District and pack campouts are coming up as well as day campresident camp and summertime pack activities! And don’t forget about all of those potential Scouts, the kindergarteners who can join on June 1! March and April is the time to get talkin’ with the schools and ask if you can invite kids to join Scouting! Sometimes we think we can only recruit in the fall, but spring is a great time to get new Scouts and their families involved early.

But what about the Boy Scouts and Venturers? March is the perfect month to have an open house to invite friends and other potential Scouts for the opportunity to see what your troop, crew and ship is made of. Check out some of the cool resources:

Due May 1, 2015

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest form of recognition that a local council can bestow on a volunteer. In 1931, BSA President Mortimer L. Schiff recommended to the national board that an award be devised for recognition of distinguished service to youth in the area of a local council, and the concept of the Silver Beaver Award recognition was established. The Silver Beaver awards will be presented at the Council Recognition Reception on October 27, 2015.

Silver Beaver Nomination Form